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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4652
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Fried Chicken

Fast service and good hamburgers as well as fried chicken. My review includes both Columbia Forest Drive and West Columbia, SC Twelfth Street locations. This has been one of my favorite places for years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Daniel C
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West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fast service and good hamburgers as well as fried chicken. My review includes both Columbia Forest Drive and West Columbia, SC Twelfth Street locations. This has been one of my favorite places for years.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is good but after an hour or so I don't feel all that great. They are always friendly and fast though. They have great ice cream and the fried chicken is good.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was a bit put off by the sparse decor and less than fast food atmosphere, but it all ended when I sank my teeth into the chicken. This is some of the best fried chicken ever. They offer different meal type for different appetites and chicken preferences. Very reasonably priced. The ice cream sundaes are terrific and very inexpensive.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We went the and we ordered to zesto bugars baskets no pickles and it was worst then mcdonalds chicken tender basket could get better at s grocery store frie bad coleslaw was nasty milk shack sucked trashed mine snd went to sonics so all in all not worth what i paid

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Jacksonville, FL
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51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Do yourself a favor and order the "4 Wing Fried Chicken Snack." It's not only a huge meal, but I've never seen wings this big in my life! Thank goodness for their helpful employees because I would never have ordered this on my own. These wings are just outstanding - perfectly seasoned and fried. A taste treat! And for dessert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I grew up on Zesto's food my whole life and still frequent this awesome establishment as much as possible!! They have the best pineapple shake around.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Best fried chicken ever plucked from the deep fryer! Really, their fried chicken is second to none-anywhere. Don't care for their slaw, just personal tastes. Love this place, go as often as I can. My wife has had their Zesto burger and really loves it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You Gotta Have a Vanilla Cone Dipped in Chocolate and Rolled in Nuts, It's the Best. Hamburgers, Chili Dogs, Chicken, all good stuff but your meal just isn't complete unless you finish it off with a Vanilla Cone Dipped in Chocolate and Rolled in Nuts. When I was little and lived here growing up we would just walk up to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Every time I'm near Columbia I stop at Zesto. Been going here for the chicken and hand dipped and rolled cones for over 20 years. Never a bad experience here.You cannot go wrong. It's not the fanciest place to eat, they tend to focus more on the food than the decor. Definitely stop by if you are near here. You... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has been around for as long as I can remember. Probably the best chicken in town. Food is almost great and they are always consistant. Someone has done a great job of training their employees.They make sure the service is top notch. This place is also known for its Ice Cream which you can have dipped in Chocolate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 794-4652
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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